Tributes have been paid to Charlie Cosser, a teenager who tragically died following a knife attack – as his alleged killer is charged with murder.
Charlie Cosser, also known as “Cheeks”, died in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in the early hours of Sunday, July 23 in Marches Lane in Warnham.
Who was Charlie Cosser?
Charlie Cosser was a 17-year-old talented footballer
He played youth football for a team called Milford Pumas.
Charlie Cosser parents
His mother Tara was the acting club’s secretary, Milford Pumas
His Martin changed his Facebook cover photo on the day his son died, July 25th.
Martin’s photo showed Charlie and his older brother Adam at Wembley Stadium attending an England international. The posting attracted message of condolence.
Adam is manager of the Milford Green football club with Charlie a member of the squad.
Tributes from Charlie Cosser parents
His parents Tara and Martin, from Milford, Surrey, said their lives had been destroyed by the ‘tragic and unnecessary loss’ of their son.
In a statement issued alongside their other children, Adam and Eloise, they said: ‘Our lives have been destroyed by the tragic and unnecessary loss of our son.
‘Despite courageously battling right till the very end of his young and innocent life, his injuries were too severe and he tragically passed away on the evening of Tuesday July 25.
‘He was the most caring, cheeky, loving son and brother we could have ever wished for, and we cannot imagine a life without him.
‘Charlie’s wider family are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden loss. His grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are struggling to come to terms with this tragic event.
‘Tributes have been pouring in from Charlie’s wide circle of friends which we would like to acknowledge have brought us huge comfort in our darkest hours.
‘We would also like to thank on our and Charlie’s behalf, all of the efforts of the emergency services who treated him on the scene, as well as the whole of the critical care team at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, who did absolutely everything they could to save our precious boy, with the upmost compassion, empathy, sympathy and care.
‘His ridiculously silly sense of humour will be deeply missed by everyone that knew and loved him.’